SEVEN LITERARY WORKS
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SEVEN LITERARY WORKS

NORTH INDIA, 17TH-19TH CENTURY

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SEVEN LITERARY WORKS
NORTH INDIA, 17TH-19TH CENTURY
Comprising a 17th century diwan of Amir Khusraw Dihlawi, 392ff., with repaired illuminated headpiece, colophon now illegible, in European binding with book plate of 'Battle Abbey', and seal impression of Burhan Nawab Khan Bahadur 'Azfar Jang Muhammad dated AH 1136; an 18th century Mughal diwan of Sa'di, 161ff., with illuminated headings, in stamped brown morocco binding; a large Persian work, 343ff., complete, colophon dated AH 1231, in 19th century binding; Sa'di's Gulistan, colophon signed and dated AH 1252, in fine 19th century binding; a work by Mir Ghulam 'Ali Azad, Kitab siruzad (?), 124ff., complete, colophon dated AH 1219, in 19th century binding; a fragmentary Mathnawi of Rumi, 18th century, 54ff., with illuminated headings, unbound; and a small manuscript in devanagari script, illuminated and illustrated, unbound
Provenance
Diwan of Amir Khusraw: acquired Christie's, 22 November 1984, lot 77/2
Diwan of Sa'di: acquired Christie's, 22 November 1984, lot 81
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